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Let's talk about drinks.

Some questions to get us started:

  • Do you drink water? Does it taste like anything?
  • Coffee or tea? What kind? Do you put milk in it?
  • Do you drink the alcoholic beverages? What's your drink of choice?
  • Do you drink the carbonated beverages? What's your fizzy drink of choice?
  • Do you drink the fruits or the veggie or the smoothie? How you drink it?
  • Do you make a Drinky McDrinky Drink, what is it, how do you make it so I can drink it?
  • Does the word drink sound funny now?

40 comments

  1. [3]
    ruspaceni
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    I almost exclusively drink water. It's the only thing that I've had that tastes like water. So it tastes like itself? When I partake of alcohol, I just roll with whatever is already being drank. I...

    I almost exclusively drink water. It's the only thing that I've had that tastes like water. So it tastes like itself?

    When I partake of alcohol, I just roll with whatever is already being drank. I always love some ciders though since I've spent over half my life so far in the UK countryside.

    For carbonated stuff I only ever pick pepsi because a friend used to be fanatic about it and I guess it just rubbed off on me. Pepsi max all the way. fight me.

    There's a smoothie truck in town that does some tropical storm smoothie. It's so thick that you can fit a penny down the straw they give you... I love it!

    I personally haven't made a drinky mcdrinky drink, but i heard that Peter Drinklage is the only human to have ever pull it off.

    Very

    6 votes
    1. SaucedButLeaking
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      Pepsi Max is a bit of an issue for me. My local grocery store was selling 6-packs of 20oz bottles for $3 over the past ~8 months. They recently changed the offer to $2.50 12-packs of cans. I'm...

      Pepsi Max is a bit of an issue for me. My local grocery store was selling 6-packs of 20oz bottles for $3 over the past ~8 months. They recently changed the offer to $2.50 12-packs of cans. I'm taking the opportunity to get my caffeine intake down a little bit

      3 votes
    2. Tardigrade
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      What if you want something that tastes like orange. Pepsi doesn't work for that.

      What if you want something that tastes like orange. Pepsi doesn't work for that.

      2 votes
  2. [8]
    mcpeen
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    Water tastes different in different places. I drink a ton of water, and I live in NYC which apparently is renowned for its quality. That said, I am always thrown when I drink water in Virginia or...

    Water tastes different in different places. I drink a ton of water, and I live in NYC which apparently is renowned for its quality. That said, I am always thrown when I drink water in Virginia or Boston and it tastes ... different. It's water, shouldn't have too much variance. Supposedly it's difficult to make bagels outside of NYC because of the water, that's pretty interesting.

    5 votes
    1. [3]
      flowersforchance
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      People always tell me water has no taste, but there is! I've travelled to a good portion of the states, and I sorta rank them on how their water tastes. Florida and SoCal to me was by far the...

      People always tell me water has no taste, but there is! I've travelled to a good portion of the states, and I sorta rank them on how their water tastes. Florida and SoCal to me was by far the worst (Florida taking the crown). Perhaps I'm partial because I live here, but I always found the Pacific Northwest to have the best tasting.

      4 votes
      1. [2]
        biscuits
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        Yeah I'm on vacation now in Branson, MO. The tap water here definitely taste worse than the tap water at home. I always wondered what causes that. The surrounding environment? How the treat the water?

        Yeah I'm on vacation now in Branson, MO. The tap water here definitely taste worse than the tap water at home. I always wondered what causes that. The surrounding environment? How the treat the water?

        1 vote
        1. flowersforchance
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          I would guess it's a mix of everything - Climate, source, treatment, pipes, etc.

          I would guess it's a mix of everything - Climate, source, treatment, pipes, etc.

          1 vote
    2. Domino
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      I've always been used to amazing tap-water. Recently I visited a pal who lives in a more secluded area, and man, that water was funky. Tasted of so much metal I felt like I was drinking blood....

      I've always been used to amazing tap-water. Recently I visited a pal who lives in a more secluded area, and man, that water was funky. Tasted of so much metal I felt like I was drinking blood.

      Kind of felt like something that would give you special powers.

      1 vote
    3. [2]
      tiz
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      huh that's odd. I wonder what is in the water to make bagel making difficult.

      huh that's odd. I wonder what is in the water to make bagel making difficult.

      1. PostPostModernism
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        I think it's more of a flavor thing rather than a "these bagels just won't form!" thing. Like how if you make Sour Dough outside of San Francisco it won't taste quite the same, but you can still...

        I think it's more of a flavor thing rather than a "these bagels just won't form!" thing. Like how if you make Sour Dough outside of San Francisco it won't taste quite the same, but you can still do it.

    4. participating
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      I'm from Ohio, water there was fine. Moved to Boston and I can't stand the water here. Ice cubes are even worse. :(

      I'm from Ohio, water there was fine. Moved to Boston and I can't stand the water here. Ice cubes are even worse. :(

  3. [2]
    arghdos
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    I'm deep into some crazy cocktails at the moment, my latest creation was an Ancient Mariner -- a mix of grapefruit, lime, dark and light rum and a homemade all-spice dram. Dark and spicy while...

    I'm deep into some crazy cocktails at the moment, my latest creation was an Ancient Mariner -- a mix of grapefruit, lime, dark and light rum and a homemade all-spice dram. Dark and spicy while simultaneously tart and citrus-y, perfect for those 60-70 degree nights right now in my parts.

    3 votes
    1. euphoria066
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      This sounds delicious with a bonus of DIY crafty, I'm absolutely going to add this to my list of a thing to do and then drink! Thanks.

      This sounds delicious with a bonus of DIY crafty, I'm absolutely going to add this to my list of a thing to do and then drink! Thanks.

      1 vote
  4. vakieh
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    I like to drink. I drink lots of things, lots of ways. Usually those ways involve alcohol, sometimes they do not. I no longer drink soft drink (pop, soda, fizzy drink depending on where you live)....

    I like to drink. I drink lots of things, lots of ways. Usually those ways involve alcohol, sometimes they do not. I no longer drink soft drink (pop, soda, fizzy drink depending on where you live). I have however recently tried the new no sugar coke - diet coke and coke zero both tasted like someone took a piss in the bottle, but the new one is passable. I am convinced stevia will be found to cause your penis to fall off or something in the near future though, so I'm not going to drink more of it.

    I drink a lot of water, because it's good for you. Seriously, swap out water for soft drink and it's amazing how much other unhealthy shit you can consume instead. 2L a day without missing a beat. Better than any detox diet or powder shit. Quite often that water will contain coffee. Water definitely tastes different depending on the location. Different regions of Australia have sayings like 'if it's brown, drink it down, if it's black, send it back'. Which is a play on the old water saving ditty 'if it's yellow let it mellow, if it's brown flush it down'. Thankfully I don't live in a rural area, because both of those are nasty.

    Those sorts of blended dairy things people call milkshakes, smoothies, lassis, etc etc are also good. I've found those to be very much a pay more get more kinda deal.

    I'm Aussie, so beer of course. Which is fizzy, and a drink, but is not a fizzy drink. I also drink ciders, but they have to be manly ciders with apple and pears and shit because if you get busted drinking strawberry lolly water people will think you're gay. When nobody is looking I will enjoy a rekorderlig.

    I drink wine, which as a teenager always thought tasted like arse - turns out my parents just have shit taste in wine, and bought the $5-$10 vinegar piss. A good shiraz and some cheese is better than sex - but bonus points, is great for convincing people to have sex with you. Not that into whites (not racist though) but I find a good riesling every now and again.

    I drink cocktails, but not so much now that I'm off the soft drinks - time was bourbon and coke was the classy cocktail, jager bombs or red bull & vodka for when shit needs to get messy. Now it's more martinis, normal or espresso, and liits (use actual iced tea in place of the coke).

    But my passion is whiskey. I head up to Scotland on a yearly basis to visit distilleries and hunt down the best I can find. Right now I'm sitting here with a dram of HP 18, which is my go to for good drinking.

    3 votes
  5. [4]
    biscuits
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    Beer is definitely my go-to alcoholic beverage. I usually prefer ales over lagers. My favorite beer changes a lot, but right now it's Elysian Space Dust IPA. What about everyone else? I've been...

    Beer is definitely my go-to alcoholic beverage. I usually prefer ales over lagers. My favorite beer changes a lot, but right now it's Elysian Space Dust IPA. What about everyone else?

    I've been starting to drink whiskey lately too. Does anyone have any uncommon whiskey drinks they like?

    2 votes
    1. [3]
      cain
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      Space dust is a good one. I use to live near Seattle so I was always trying out whatever Elysian had going at the time and space dust was always the fall back at any bar or just picking up a 6...

      Space dust is a good one. I use to live near Seattle so I was always trying out whatever Elysian had going at the time and space dust was always the fall back at any bar or just picking up a 6 pack. I found another brewery out there called Sound Brewery in Poulsbo and my God it was some of the best beer I have ever had.

      1 vote
      1. [2]
        biscuits
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        I'll have to keep an eye out for Poulsbo brews I've never heard of it. What's your favorite that they make?

        I'll have to keep an eye out for Poulsbo brews I've never heard of it. What's your favorite that they make?

  6. [7]
    IDontKnowHowToPM
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    My wife and I have been on a margarita kick the past little bit. We got a cocktail shaker and started doing them properly instead of just mixing tequila and the bottled margarita mix from the...

    My wife and I have been on a margarita kick the past little bit. We got a cocktail shaker and started doing them properly instead of just mixing tequila and the bottled margarita mix from the grocery store.

    Two parts tequila, one part lime juice, half part triple sec, half part simple syrup. Shake it up with ice, strain into a glass over fresh ice.

    We want to try other cocktails now that we have the shaker, but the margaritas have been so tasty that we just keep drinking those instead.

    2 votes
    1. [2]
      falfa
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      We've adopted this margarita recipe as our own. The limeade can becomes the unit of measure: *one can Minute Maid frozen limeade *one can tequila *half-can water *half-can triple sec Stir in the...

      We've adopted this margarita recipe as our own. The limeade can becomes the unit of measure:
      *one can Minute Maid frozen limeade
      *one can tequila
      *half-can water
      *half-can triple sec

      Stir in the pitcher. Pour over ice and add a splash of club soda and garnish with a lime wedge.

      It's like goddamn magic.

      1 vote
      1. IDontKnowHowToPM
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        That's almost the same ratios as mine, except that you've got half as much tequila and use plain water instead of simple syrup (I'm assuming because the limeade already has enough sugar). I'll...

        That's almost the same ratios as mine, except that you've got half as much tequila and use plain water instead of simple syrup (I'm assuming because the limeade already has enough sugar). I'll have to give it a try sometime.

        1 vote
    2. [2]
      abcdef
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      Thanks for including the recipe you use, I'm trying to make cocktails more often at home and enjoy margaritas so I'll have to give it a try soon. I know that it is common practice, but do you know...

      Thanks for including the recipe you use, I'm trying to make cocktails more often at home and enjoy margaritas so I'll have to give it a try soon. I know that it is common practice, but do you know the reasoning behind pouring over fresh ice instead of using the ice from the shaker?

      1. IDontKnowHowToPM
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        I read something about it, let me see if I can find it again. From my quick searching, it's because the ice in the shaker is going to melt faster, causing more dilution in the final drink. It also...

        I read something about it, let me see if I can find it again.

        From my quick searching, it's because the ice in the shaker is going to melt faster, causing more dilution in the final drink. It also looks better, which can be a big part of the drinking experience.

        1 vote
    3. [2]
      arghdos
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      Try substituting fresh squeezed orange juice for the triple-sec, it's magic (see here for a good recipe). I also greatly prefer agave over SS for margeritas

      Try substituting fresh squeezed orange juice for the triple-sec, it's magic (see here for a good recipe). I also greatly prefer agave over SS for margeritas

      1. IDontKnowHowToPM
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        I would prefer both of those things, but usually I'm not in the mood to squeeze oranges (or even limes for that matter, I generally use bottled lime juice) when I want to get my drink on, and...

        I would prefer both of those things, but usually I'm not in the mood to squeeze oranges (or even limes for that matter, I generally use bottled lime juice) when I want to get my drink on, and agave would be fantastic but it's hard to stomach paying for it when I can get a bag of sugar for about the same price and make simple syrup on my stove and have it last much longer.

        I'm really trying to ride that middle ground between the crappy bottle of margarita mix and the ultra fancy margarita with fresh squeezed everything and agave syrup. But even with sub-par ingredients, my recipe is miles above that bottle of Master of Mixes (blech).

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    SaucedButLeaking
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    I try (and fail) to drink more water. I've found that the "Clear American" flavored, carbonated waters from Wal-Mart are a decent stepping stone between soda and water (though it's still sweetened...

    I try (and fail) to drink more water. I've found that the "Clear American" flavored, carbonated waters from Wal-Mart are a decent stepping stone between soda and water (though it's still sweetened with aspertame)

    I drink a couple cups of coffee (a large travel mug) every weekday, and supplement my caffeine with Pepsi Max

    On the rare occasions I drink alcohol, it's usually in the form of whiskey or rum and coke. Sometimes I'll do Midori and Sprite, or do a daquiri impression in the summer if I have leftover sorbet

    1 vote
    1. toaster
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      What's really helped me drink more water throughout the day is my Ozark Trail, YETI-like insulated cup. You can pick one up from Walmart for like $8 and it keeps your liquids cold/hot for an...

      What's really helped me drink more water throughout the day is my Ozark Trail, YETI-like insulated cup. You can pick one up from Walmart for like $8 and it keeps your liquids cold/hot for an impressive amount of time.

    2. IDontKnowHowToPM
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      I can't do the flavored carbonated waters because of the aspertame. I do find that even just plain carbonated water has been filling that need for a fizzy drink without adding up the calories, though.

      I can't do the flavored carbonated waters because of the aspertame. I do find that even just plain carbonated water has been filling that need for a fizzy drink without adding up the calories, though.

  8. aphoenix
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    I drink water. It tends to taste of the minerals that are in it. Different tastes for different places; the one I grew up with always tastes the best to me! I drink alcoholic beverages, though not...

    I drink water. It tends to taste of the minerals that are in it. Different tastes for different places; the one I grew up with always tastes the best to me!

    I drink alcoholic beverages, though not in the same volume that I used to. I love beer, and I enjoy whisky. My beer tastes are eclectic - I'll try anything.

    I drink carbonated beverages. Coke Zero is pretty much the only one. Sugar free + caffeine = what's not to love?

    I drink juice occasionally. I like orange juice and apple juice. I don't often go for smoothies.

    The current Drinky McDrinky Drink that's been popular (with my wife at least) is domincan rum, club soda, and lime. It's... well, it's certainly something. If you like club soda, you'll probably enjoy it.

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    Catt
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    I drink water mostly. We can drink the tap water here, and that tastes like "water". If we boil it first, it tastes a bit sweeter/more neutral. I realize, I really can't describe water. I also...

    I drink water mostly. We can drink the tap water here, and that tastes like "water". If we boil it first, it tastes a bit sweeter/more neutral. I realize, I really can't describe water.

    I also drink tea and lattes.

    And in the summer, love adding soda to pretty much any juice, my current favourite being grapefruit.

    1. tiz
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      shoot, I forgot coffee and tea questions. Added some in!

      shoot, I forgot coffee and tea questions. Added some in!

  10. PostPostModernism
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    I'm a coffee addict. I drink 2-3 cups every morning and if I don't have at least some I get a headache. I usually have a cup in the afternoon to push through to the end of work too. Or at least...

    I'm a coffee addict. I drink 2-3 cups every morning and if I don't have at least some I get a headache. I usually have a cup in the afternoon to push through to the end of work too. Or at least some tea which is also great.

    Besides coffee, water is what I drink most often. Usually 24-36 ounces in the evening.

    If I'm drinking alcohol, I'll do gin, whiskey, or rum typically. I love a good martini or gin and tonic. I'll do beer sometimes too but I'm not big on carbonated drinks in general. Plus beer makes me sleepy.

    In the summers I'll drink OJ/iced tea/lemonade (separately) as well.

    Bonus weird drink - Orange Juice and Tonic Water, made 50/50. It's a little fizzy but much less than soda, and the sweetness/acidity of the OJ compliments the bitterness of the tonic water really well. Perfect on a hot day! I suggest doing it with pulp-free OJ otherwise all the pulp will collect at the top because of the fizziness. It's kind of gross.

  11. Duke_Paul
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    Water should be wet, and nothing else. 2+ liters per day. Coffee should be black, and nothing else. 2+ cups a day. Alcohol should be brown, or else mixed with fruity mixers. What, I can drink what...
    1. Water should be wet, and nothing else. 2+ liters per day.

    2. Coffee should be black, and nothing else. 2+ cups a day.

    3. Alcohol should be brown, or else mixed with fruity mixers. What, I can drink what I want.

    4. Carbonated beverages rot your teeth. That said, I won't turn down a glass of mineral water.

    5. Smoothies should be avoided, and nothing else.

    6. I don't understand the question and I won't respond to it.

    7. Yes, yes it does.

  12. euphoria066
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    I hate water. I also hate being hydrated because I hate peeing, so I guess it works out. I drink however much water I need to survive, maybe 300mL a day, plus another 500 or so in our hot tub at...

    I hate water. I also hate being hydrated because I hate peeing, so I guess it works out. I drink however much water I need to survive, maybe 300mL a day, plus another 500 or so in our hot tub at night time.

    I like coffee, and I like it with heavy cream in ;) I also like all black teas and I make my own kombucha now because that was getting to be an expensive habit.

    I like Coke Zero, and I'm sad about Coke Zero Sugar, but I'm adjusting. If you go to mexico you can find a vanilla extract that is vanilla in a base of tequila instead of vodka which is the standard here, and I like about one capful of tequila-based-vanilla extract poured into a can of coke zero. That's my absolute favourite fizzy drink, but I also like carbonated water a lot (surprising because I hate water?)

    I like beer for boozing, but nothing very heavy handed on the hops because I think I might be slightly allergic to them. Cascade hops in particular seem the worst to me! I also love Caesars and Margaritas, or if I'm feeling really special, anything with a mango or lychee base is great!

  13. somewaffles
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    I just heard on the radio, people are being urged to get blood tests done if they drank in the town where I grew up within the last decade (where my parents still live) due to chemical...

    I just heard on the radio, people are being urged to get blood tests done if they drank in the town where I grew up within the last decade (where my parents still live) due to chemical contamination over the past decade. Never drinking water again. Back to diet soda all day, every day.

  14. symmetry
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    I drink a lot of green tea. It's a great way to avoid drinking sugary drinks or energy drinks. My causal drink of choice is a toss up between beer and gin and tonic.

    I drink a lot of green tea. It's a great way to avoid drinking sugary drinks or energy drinks.

    My causal drink of choice is a toss up between beer and gin and tonic.

  15. J-Senior
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    I drink water, tea, and alcohol. Mostly apple ciders, tequila, whisky, and Amarula. No beer. If you ever visit South Africa, try some Amarula. It's Africa's gift to the world.

    I drink water, tea, and alcohol. Mostly apple ciders, tequila, whisky, and Amarula. No beer. If you ever visit South Africa, try some Amarula. It's Africa's gift to the world.

  16. DucK
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    I like infusing liquor. Especially vodka and white tequila. The brands available at Costco are cheap and excellent. Just buy a few bottles, put some stuff in them, and let them sit until they...

    I like infusing liquor. Especially vodka and white tequila. The brands available at Costco are cheap and excellent. Just buy a few bottles, put some stuff in them, and let them sit until they taste good. If anyone is interested, I will post my favorite recipes.

  17. michelle
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    I used to be all about booze. liquor, beer, wine, especially wine but I got to a place in my life where I stopped being comfortable with how it would make me feel and I wanted to quit smoking so...

    I used to be all about booze. liquor, beer, wine, especially wine but I got to a place in my life where I stopped being comfortable with how it would make me feel and I wanted to quit smoking so quitting booze went hand in hand with that. it's been about a year and a half but I don't really miss either all that much.

    that being said, I definitely swapped my vices for caffeine. coldbrew is my jam and I drink probably way too much of it.

  18. laffin
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    I primarily drink coffee and tea - only decaf coffee, since I drink a lot of the stuff. Coffee with cream, breakfast of champions! My favorite flavored coffees (usually a pecan or hazelnut flavor)...

    I primarily drink coffee and tea - only decaf coffee, since I drink a lot of the stuff. Coffee with cream, breakfast of champions! My favorite flavored coffees (usually a pecan or hazelnut flavor) come from New England Coffee and Lola Savannah.

    Teas - black, green and herbal, the stronger the better. Can be decaf or regular since I don't drink as much of it as I do coffee. Plain water, rarely. Carbonated, flavored waters (unsweetened), occasionally and beer, once in a blue moon (only for medicinal purposes).